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The Sub kit guy
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I'm joining a small group of guys and we are going to test out a few potential sites for some local RallyX events this summer.

I'll be driving my XT, but I'm unsure of which tires to use. I have some 16" with 215/60/16 Winter iPikes, some 17" with 225/55/17 Winter iPikes, and some 16" wheels with stock Geos (50% tread).

For Rally X would skinny tires work better? How hard is it on your tires? If it trashes your tires I'd probably just beat on the Geos, because I don't want to destroy my winter tires. If it isn't too bad on the tires would the 16" or 17" be better to run?
 

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either of the 16s would be good, ipike are probably chewier but there is always a chance of debeading a tire and it would would suck to wreck one of the good ones. I would take the Geos to beat on.
 

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This weekend the first area we are going to is on the Quainault indian reservation. My father inlaw and wife are part of the tribe, so it gives me an excuse to visit them AND have fun driving. The course they are looking at is a mix of gravel logging road, and a big dirt lot. Should be pretty cool.

The following weekend we are looking at a big grass field in the Cle Elum area, and then we check out another grass field in the Centralia area.
 
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